Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Park was clean and well kept. The sites were large paved areas that accommodated our 30 foot camper and two trucks with kayaks loaded in the back. Beach was clean, water was clear. The fishing pier was lighted and well maintained. I used the washer and dryer (coin operated) and they worked fine. WiFi was good signal for normal web surfing but couldn't download movies. There is not much to do here but fishing and beach. I enjoyed the quiet beach and bird watching. Bring LOTS of mosquito spray. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very clean park. We had nice neighbors, a gulf breeze, and clean bathrooms. It is hard to find public restrooms kept as clean as these, I am impressed. The beach had a little bit of litter, other than that the park was spotless.
It was quiet at night. The staff was very sweet and accommodating, (except for one grumpy host, but I figure he was just having a bad day).
The fishing pier was awesome, I spent most of one whole day there crabbing & fishing. We will be back!! We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
There is one main grocery store on the island and it has almost everything you need!
The park is very well kept and clean. The bathrooms and shower house were clean as well and air conditioned. The sites are paved and level for the most part and very spacious. Each is equipped with a 30 and 50 amp service as well as water. The dump station is conveniently located with 2 stations. The camp hosts are constantly out and about checking on things. The lagoon is nice and was accessible for fishing, kayaking, etc. It also has a dock with a fish cleaning station. There's a lighted pier beachside. The beach is a short walk over the berm. The beach was very clean when we arrived on Thursday. However, it was not raked the following three days we were there and seaweed was accumulating. That aside we loved the park and will return soon. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $10.00
Rate reflects Golden age discount for LA resident. Nice park, wide pull thru's, generous patio space. Take your supplies with you, not much in town, if you do need something, visit the Sureway. Nice grocery store with lots of fun things. Staff was polite and pleasant, not many of them but they seemed to work hard to keep the park pleasant. Camp hosts were the hardest working people we'd ever seen in a state park. Campground was spotless...no trash anywhere due to their efforts. The restrooms here were always clean, didn't use showers. Beach was clean of most trash and usual debris. Great shells can be found. Not much to do here except walk on beach, ride bikes and fish...but the fish are plentiful and large. We enjoyed the visitors' information area, large over water fishing pier and the observation tower. Dolphins can be seen most mornings around the pier. One thing we didn't like here was the city trash truck speeding carelessly though the park twice a week. They go thru moving dangerously fast, for both rigs and people. Staff is aware of it, but we guess they cannot stop it. We would stay here again. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Visit the Sureway, neat variety store. Jo-Bob's Grill makes a really good hamburger.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
The campground for this beautiful park stretches along a high levee that separates it from a wide beach and the Gulf of Mexico. There are many paths across the levee along the campground. The campsites are laid out in diagonal rows. They are level and the water and electric hook ups are convenient. The bath houses are very new. The laundry facilities are free. The camp hosts are the most helpful and present of any park we have seen. The park also has a lagoon area where we took our kayaks. The only thing we didn’t like about this park is that you cannot take dogs on the beach. The town of Grand Isle is a collection of fishing “camp” style houses. There really isn’t any beach community vibe to the place. That didn’t matter to us, because we like the less commercial, more natural settings. We stayed here four nights. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $26.00
$26 the first night and $20 after the first night. We really liked it because there were not very many people there. Great for fishing and biking. The maintenance guy was extremely kind and friendly. The beach was good except the sand was hard and not as clean as other areas of the gulf. The sites were nice and roomy and the grass was green. One negative thing were the gnats. The laundry is free and restrooms are nice. Overall it was a really good stay. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $24.00
Great location to Gulf. Sites are paved pull-throughs, but out in the open. Nothing much to do (other than fish and sun) here in Grand Isle, but if that's what you're looking for this is the place for you. Lots of weekend/summer homes in the area so summertime may be more active. Would have given a 10 if sites were shaded and more secluded. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $18.00
This is a beautiful campground on an island seemingly at the end of the earth bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. The seven mile long island is connected to the mainland by a bridge and a long viaduct (LA-1) with a toll of $7.50 one way only, for a motorhome towing a car. There is no toll for north bound vehicles. Rangers and staff are all very friendly and helpful. The campground consists of two rows of pull through sites, widely spaced and separated with grass and palm trees, all well maintained. There is 50/30/20 amp power as well as water but no sewer at each site. A very good dump station is available on the road into the campground. Roads and sites have excellent asphalt paving and are smooth and level. Unfortunately there is a 15 to 20 foot high berm separating the campground from the Gulf with numerous walk through paths for access to the beautiful Gulf waters. The recent hurricane (Isaac) has closed the long fishing pier and lookout tower pending repairs but modern showers, toilets and laundry are available. Verizon cell phone and MiFi are very good as is satellite service. However, if you’re not a fisherman or birder, there is not much to do here unless you are looking for peace and quiet at a reasonable price. By the way, the Louisiana State Park system does not honor Golden Age Passports unless your home state honors the Louisiana cards. Seems fair enough! We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $20.00
Pros: The sites are next to beach the and Gulf of Mexico. FREE laundry with modern machines. Many hot, clean showers. Nice hiking trails around saltwater marshes with wildlife. There is a long pier over the Gulf and a lookout tower w/360 degree views. And you cannot beat the price. Cons: There is a loud, low rumble from fishing boats nightly from 10pm - 1am just as you are trying to go to sleep. The night sky is lit up from nearby oil refineries. And though this was likely a glitch, the 30 amp fuse was broken at our site, so we had to move. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $18.00
We loved this park. What more can you say. Huge sites, and well maintained. The beach was closed during our visit but I understand it is now open. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $18.00
A really nice state park. The site are excellent; all are pull through with asphalt pads, picnic tables, and fire rings. The sites are level making for easy setup. Both 30 and 50 amp service are available. It is a way from interstate 10, and it takes awhile to drive down there. I would certainly make reservations before going. We stayed there 6 nights in a 5th wheel. I would stay there again. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $18.00
Great park. They are working on second bath house. The current bath house is new and very nice. Fishing pier also looks new and is great. Staff and hosts were wonderful. Beach is cleaned daily, but you still pick up some tar balls on your shoes. Pelicans and dolphins daily. Wi-Fi was solid. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $26.00
The sites are suitable for large rigs. The Bath house was very well maintained. However the fishing pier, lagoon, lookout tower and crabbing pier remained closed due to BP still occupying all of these areas. Fishing was allowed on beach only by boat. The park security was very good making rounds quite often through the park. The only minus is the grass could of been cut more often and mosquitoes were very bad. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Love the park but really upset about the OIL CRISIS! The pier is finally finished and looks great, just can't fish! People have always been nice, the hosts are always nice. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $18.00
This is a great park, the fishing pier is one of the nicest piers that i have fished. The bathrooms/showers were spotless. The campground has fire rings we were told that they didn't have them. Overall its a great park with nice clean beaches and a laid back atmosphere. We camped at Grand Isle State Park in a Travel Trailer.